45127 : MD5 Algorithm Hash Function Collision Cryptanalysis Weakness
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The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm contains a flaw in the hash table implementation. The issue is due the algorithm not providing enough collision resistance when hashing keys. This flaw may allow a context-dependent attacker to create malicious applications or conduct other spoofing attacks.


Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Cryptographic
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Discontinued Product
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Third-party Verified


Due to the encryption algorithm being compromised through cryptanalysis, it is generally accepted that it should no longer be used. It is recommended that an alternate, stronger algorithm be used to ensure data is properly protected.


Ron Rivest
Message-Digest Algorithm


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2009-01-06 | Disagree?

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